U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Celebrate Ski’s Christmas in July at Highland Speedway on Saturday, July 12th!

HIGHLAND, IL (July 9, 2014)  Highland Speedway and Excel Bottling is proud to present Ski’s Christmas in July on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  This exciting night of racing action at Highland Speedway will feature UMP Late Models, UMP Steve Schmitt Modifieds, UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods, UMP Hamel Coop Street Stocks, and the Daum Insurance Outlaw Micros.  Oberbeck Grain Company has added $100 to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the Daum Insurance Outlaw Micros for this Christmas in July night.  Christmas in July is a fan favorite, especially for the kids in the Junior Fan Club.  Any drivers, teams, fans, supporters, and businesses that would like to make a donation to the Junior Fan Club for Christmas in July it would be greatly appreciated.  They are looking for cash, toys, gifts, gift certificates, racing shirts, anything.  Please contact Nicci Egbert at (618)581-3993 or Sue Zobrist at 618-644-5441 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your donation.  Or bring them with you on Saturday Night to the Pit Shack or Ticket Booth, if you bring them the night of the race; please be sure to wrap them in Christmas paper please.  The Highland Speedway Junior Fan Club would like to thank you for your support!

Pits Open at 3:00 pm, Grandstands Open at 5:30 pm, Pill Draw by 5:45 pm, Drivers Meeting at 6:00 pm, Hot Laps at 6:30 pm, Racing Starts at 7:00 pm.  Box Seats are $15.00; General Grandstand Admission is $12.00, kids 10 and under are free general grandstand admission with a paid adult admission.  Pit Passes are $30.00 and pit passes for kids 10 and under are $15.00 (Kids in the pits must have parental supervision at all times.) 

We will be taking a Pit Stop weekend Saturday, July 19, 2014 to prepare for busy week of arena events at Highland Speedway for the Madison County Fair!  The Madison County Fair is Tuesday, July 22 – Sunday, July 27, 2014.  Tuesday July 22nd is the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Truck and Tractor Pull this action packed event has 7 classes and will feature tractors, trucks, and hot modified tractors.  Wednesday, July 23rd MOWA Sprint Series returns to Highland Speedway for an action packed night of open wheel racing also featuring the UMP Steve Schmitt Modifieds, and Daum Insurance Micros.  Thursday, July 24th features the always poplar Combine Demolition Derby, come out and watch these massive machines crash and bash to see who will come out on top.  Friday, July 25th features the Lawn Mower Demolition Derby and the Car Demolition Derby it is another night of crashing and bashing action to see who will take home the win and the Mad Dog Trophies.  Saturday, July 26th brings the UMP Oberbeck Grain Company Hard Charger Night to Highland Speedway featuring UMP Late Models, UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods, UMP Hamel Coop Street Stocks, and UMP Sammie’s KidModz, with Hard Chargers being awarded in every class.  Sunday, July 27th brings T-T Racing to the fair with flat track motorcycles and ATV’s racing it out.  Make plans to join us for the week of motorsport madness!

Check out our complete updated schedule at our website www.highlandspeedway.com and sign up for text and email alerts by texting HIGHLANDSPEEDWAY to 84483. 

Track Guidelines

Highland Speedway reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone.

Drivers must be 14 years of age to race at the Highland Speedway. Drivers 14 and under must have permission from the track to race in the DIRTcar UMP Late Model, DIRTcar UMP Modified,  DIRTcar UMP SportMod division and DIRTcar UMP Street Stock division.

Minor drivers must have BOTH parents or legal guardians sign a minor release form for the driver to enter the race track. Minor drivers will sign the minor form each week during sign in at the pit shack. 

Each driver must enter their car to race every night. Every car that races must have a pit pass for the driver.